The Federal

Celebrating 15 Years In Durham’s Historic Brightleaf District

The Federal first opened in March of 2004, after three guys got together and saw a need for a solid neighborhood bar that celebrated Durham. But not just any neighborhood bar, one that served simple but fantastic food, that would exceed expectations. And with this good food came good beer – 14 micros from around the country and a solid bottle selection.

1/14/2018 Dinner


Chicken Wings (8)

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ, Buffalo, or Chipotle Honey Mustard

With Blue Cheese Dip $9



Asparagus & Blue Cheese Salad

Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes,

Bell Peppers, Roasted Walnuts, Mixed Greens,

 Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette $12




Double Smoked Applewood Bacon, Romaine, Apples, Red Onion,

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Swiss on Sunflower Bread

Served with Fries or Salad $12



  Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Buffalo Sauce,

Blue Cheese, Arugula, Tomato on Brioche $14



Old 38 Stout Braised Brisket

Slow Braised Stout, Bell Peppers, Asparagus,

Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Stout Gravy $15